Letter: Preserve Babylon Colonial house

House said to date back to 1790's has House said to date back to 1790's has been bought by a developer who wants to demolish it and turn it into modern housing. (Aug. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

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Regarding "Razing history" [News, Aug. 15], here is a historical gem being demolished. This Colonial house on Deer Park and Ketewamoke avenues in the Village of Babylon, built not too long after the Revolution, is almost as old as the country.

Why has it not received landmark status? Where is the public outcry? This house should be preserved as a piece of history. Once it is erased, it can never be replaced.

John D. Fickes, East Islip

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